Recreation

looking at Steamboat Rock

Rising between the Powder River and Big Horn Basins, this scenic country offers year round recreation connecting visitors to a land rich in history and solitude. For centuries, the mountain landscape has provided renewal for Native Americans, homesteaders and modern day explorers creating a human connection with this spectacular place. Today there is a bond with "the mountain" for local residents, which contributes to the quality of life in local communities. Viewing scenery and wildlife, while incorporating a rich history, connects locals and travelers to this accessible landscape.

To view recreation features on the map below . . .  

Click on the Forest Service shield for the area you want to visit: Buffalo, Greybull, or Sheridan. Then click on "Go to the Buffalo, WY page," for example,  to see a map showing the locations of campgrounds, trailheads, and other sites in that ranger district. 

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Recreation Conditions Report

 Area Name Status Area Conditions
Bald Mountain Campground Open to Visitor No services, no fees after September 13, 2016.
Boulder Park Campground Closed to Visitor Closed until 2017.
Burgess Junction Visitor Center Closed to Visitor The Burgess Visitor Center will be open in 2017 only; to accommodate the closure of Shell Falls VC while construction is taking place.  Commercial tour operators will need a permit to stop at Burgess Visitor Center this year.
Burgess Picnic Ground Open to Visitor
Burgess RV Dump Station Closed to Visitor Closed until 2017.
Cabin Creek Picnic Ground Open to Visitor
Circle Park Campground Closed to Visitor Closed until 2017.
Cross Creek Campground Open to Visitor No services, no fees. 4WD access only. Trailers not recommended.
Dead Swede Campground Closed to Visitor Closed until 2017.
Dead Swede Picnic Ground Open to Visitor
Deer Park Campground Closed to Visitor Closed until 2017.
Doyle Campground Open to Visitor No services, no fees after September 7, 2016.
East Fork Campground Open to Visitor No services, no fees after September 6, 2016.
Hettinger Group Campground Closed to Visitor Closed until 2017.
Hunter Campground Open to Visitor No services, no fees after September 30, 2016, weather dependent.
Island Park Campground Closed to Visitor Closed until 2017.
Lake Point Picnic Ground Open to Visitor
Lake View Campground Closed to Visitor Closed until 2017.
Leigh Creek Campground Open to Visitor No services/no fees after September 12.
Leigh Creek RV Dump Station Closed to Visitor Closed until 2017.
Little Goose Campground Open to Visitor No services, no fees. 4WD access only.
Lost Cabin Campground Closed to Visitor Closed until 2017.
Lower Paintrock Lake Campground Open to Visitor No services, no fees after September 6, 2016.
Medicine Lodge Lake Campground Open to Visitor No services, no fees after September 6, 2016.
Middle Fork Campground Open to Visitor No services, no fees after September 19, 2016.
Muddy Guard Cabin Open to Visitor Open year-round, reservations required
North Fork Picnic Ground Open to Visitor
North Tongue Campground Open to Visitor No services, no fees after September 20, 2016.
Owen Creek Campground Closed to Visitor Closed until 2017.
Pine Island Group Campground Closed to Visitor Closed until 2017.
Pole Creek Cabin Open to Visitor Open year-round, reservations required
Porcupine Campground Open to Visitor No services, no fees after September 13, 2016.
Post Creek Picnic Ground Open to Visitor
Prune Creek Campground Closed to Visitor Closed until 2017.
Ranger Creek Campground Open to Visitor No services, no fees after September 6, 2016.
Ranger Creek Recreation Area Closed to Visitor Closed until 2017.
Sheep Mountain Lookout Open to Visitor Reservations are required. Open through October 31 - weather dependent.
Shell Creek Campground Open to Visitor No services, no fees after September 20, 2016.
Shell Falls Interpretive Site Closed to Visitor Shell Falls is closed through summer 2017 for trail reconstruction.
Sibley Lake Campground Open to Visitor No services, no fees in non-electric loop after September 19, 2016.
Sibley Lake Dam Picnic Ground Open to Visitor
Sibley Lake Dock Picnic Ground Open to Visitor
Sitting Bull Campground Open to Visitor Loop B closes September 8, 2016. Loop A no services, no fees after September 19.
South Fork Campground Closed to Visitor Closed until 2017.
Tie Flume Campground Open to Visitor Loop A closed until 2017. Loop B no services, no fees after September 19, 2016.
Tie Hack Campground Closed to Visitor Closed until 2017.
Tie Hack Picnic Ground Open to Visitor
Twin Lakes Picnic Ground Open to Visitor
West Tensleep Lake Campground Open to Visitor No services, no fees after September 12, 2016.
Willow Park Group Campground Closed to Visitor Closed until 2017.
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